His tweets have the power to shape international relations, send stock prices up — or down — and galvanize the American public.
We're watching how Donald Trump is using this platform of unfettered communication now that he’s commander in chief. Here is everything Trump has tweeted since he was sworn in as 45th president of the United States. In many cases, we look at what he was reacting to and whether what he said was accurate. And, as much as possible, we'll relate what else was going on at the time. Check back for more as Trump continues to tweet.
President Trump accused the Obama administration of wiretapping his phones during the 2016 election, an escalation of tit-for-tat allegations between Trump and Democrats as pressure mounts for an independent investigation into Trump's ties to Russia.
Trump cited no evidence that President Obama deployed what Trump described as a "Nixon/Watergate" effort to monitor his campaign.
It would be highly unusual for a sitting president to be aware of such requests. By blaming Obama directly, Trump accused the former president of reaching into a federal investigation and signing off on an illegal wiretap, which is a felony.
The suggestion that Obama ordered surveillance on Trump is "false," said a spokesman for Obama in response to Trump's tweets.